MAR­KET VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING - RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS CCW’S AUC­TION GURU

21 cars sold £244,305 av­er­age paid (in­clud­ing premium) £5.09m sale to­tal 62% sold – by sale end Much more As­ton Mar­tin ‘glam’ for own­ers than the old New­port Pag­nell works (the lo­ca­tion for the pre­vi­ous 18 an­nual auc­tions for the 007-en­dorsed mar­que) was the sun-blessed grounds of Englefield House in Berk­shire, where the penul­ti­mate DB5 con­vert­ible achieved a re­sults-top­ping £886,300 in the Bon­hams tent. The ex-Jools Hol­land DB6 Volante MkI also looked Riviera-ready for £494,300. But the big­gest votes of con­fi­dence in the fu­ture of the mo­tor­car surely were the £225,500 in­vested in a once-daily driver 1954 DB2/4 drop­head MkII that had been laid up since the 1970s, and the even more dis­tressed DB2 project, a very early ‘wash­board’ model that had been off the road in de­cay since 1966, bravely taken on for £66,460.

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